Nick Smith

2016 QEST Apprentice - Ice Sculpture

Nick spent a year at art college and two years as a tattoo artist. He made the chance leap into ice sculpture after creating a social media storm with a Buzz Lightyear snowman he made for his son. Hamilton Ice Sculptors invited him to spend a day in the studio, which turned into three years of freelance work. Nick has strong design skills and talent for etching by hand into ice from his time as a tattooist, and great creative potential as a sculptor.

Nick currently works for Hamilton Ice Sculptors.

I love working with ice, getting a feel for how it changes the sculpture as it sublimates and melts.


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